Fares (Greek: Φαρές; Ancient Greek: Φαραί Pharai; Latin: Pharae) is a village in the municipal unit of Farres, Achaea, Greek. It is located on the left bank of the river Peiros, 2 km southeast of Isoma and 17 km south of Patras. In 2001 Fares had a population of 476 for the village and 528 for the community, which includes the village Prevedos. Prevedos is on the Greek National Road 33 (Patras - Tripoli).
Fares is named after the ancient town Pharae, which might be named after the Greek mythological figure Pharis, son of Hermes and the Danaid Philodameia. Pharae was located 150 stadia (28 km) from Patras and 70 stadia (13 km) from the sea, and was built by the banks of the river Peiros. It was part of the Achaean Dynasty and later the Achaean League.
Year Village population Community population
1981 495 -
1991 587 -
2001 476 528
List of settlements in Achaea
^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 4. 30. 2 and 7. 22. 5.
^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 7. 22. 1.
Fares at the GTP Travel Pages
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire
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